President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Sunday Edition

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Sunday Edition

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm - The Sunday Edition

The CFO, Allen Weisselberg, was called to testify before a federal grand jury earlier this year, the newspaper reported.

Allen Weisselberg worked for the Trump Organization as an accountant in the 1970s.

Attorney General Barbara Underwood has asked the state's Department of Taxation and Finance to make a referral on Cohen, an administrative step that would allow her office to investigate him for possible violations of state tax law, according to a person familiar with the state inquiry.

Additionally, a majority of respondents had heard about the Cohen and the Manafort cases.

After the disclosure of the recording, Alan Futerfas, an attorney for the Trump Organization, disputed the idea that Weisselberg had signed off on Cohen's plan.

The unraveling of their relationship was laid bare Tuesday when Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges and said in federal court that he broke campaign finance laws as part of a cover-up operation that Trump had directed.

Mr Weisselberg is reportedly mentioned on a tape secretly recorded by Cohen in 2016 in which a hush money payment to an alleged lover of Mr Trump is discussed.

The Daniels payment was charged as an excessive personal contribution and the National Enquirer money was charged as an unlawful corporate contribution, both "for the principle goal of influencing the election", Cohen said in court. He told Fox News in an interview aired Thursday that he knew about payments "later on".

Cohen has also been subpoenaed by investigators to provide information about the Trump Foundation, which is the subject of a NY attorney general's office inquiry.

American Media's chief content officer Dylan Howard is also reported to have been granted immunity.

A co-operation deal between Mr. Weisselberg and prosecutors could be damaging to Mr. Trump given the executive's long-time role in Mr. Trump's business affairs.

McDougal sold her story to American Media for $150,000 USA in August 2016 but it was never published by the National Enquirer, a practice known as "catch and kill" aimed at suppressing potentially damaging stories.

"I know this is a hard position for him to be in, but I think it would be bad for the country, it would be bad for the president, it would be bad for the Department of Justice for him to be forced out under these circumstances", said Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican. "He's sitting behind the Resolute Desk and he can push a button and get a Coke but he can't control Michael Cohen".

It is unclear whether investigators in NY have sought to get information from Weisselberg beyond his knowledge of Cohen's reimbursements.

Cohen began wondering to friends whether loyalty with Trump had become a one-way street, the people said.

The White House has said Trump also denied having sex with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

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